As you all know I have become an avid shopper because of my blog. I tend to travel a lot and always enjoy visiting new stores and revisiting ones I have already been to. No matter the store and no matter the price tag of items in the store I always treat shopping like the privilege that it is. I wish more people thought of shopping the way I do. One of the most common situations I run into is rude sales people. I used to be a manager for a big box retailer and I can definitely sympathize with people when they are having a bad day. I know the struggle to be kind all too well. My frustration comes from when I encounter the same sales representatives being rude every time I walk in, there clearly is a problem. There is absolutely no excuse for an employee to not be overwhelmingly kind when I walk into their store. Without my purchase and the purchase of other customers they would more than likely not have a job.
Now before you assume this is a rant that I am merely getting off my chest, it is not. I am simply giving a friendly reminder that kindness goes a long way. I will never understand why people do not want to be kind. Most of the time I get the impression it is a status thing and they want to seem better than everyone else. If that is the case, it is sad. I have 10 times more respect for kind people than I do for rude people. There is a sign going around on Facebook and Instagram and it simply says, “Be Kind.” I LOVE IT! That should be everyone’s daily goal, to be kind! I can think of a million reasons why people will tell me they don’t feel like being kind or nice today. My response, if God got you up this morning, then its a good day, so be nice! Always remember there are millions of people out there that have it worse than you, even when you are at your lowest.
Don’t sweat the small stuff and appreciate every day that you are alive. Use your life to tell a story, make sure its a good one!
(To all the sales associates out there don’t cast judgment on customers when they walk in your store, be kind and pleasant no matter what!)
(To the employers who hire rude associates, think twice, is that the type of person you want representing you and your company?)
Hope you all have a good Friday night! I pray you spread kindness, even when you don’t feel like it! 😉